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What to Make of Bush "Gay Friends" Defense?

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Does being secretly tolerant somehow make President Bush a better man, even as he publicly supports discrimination? If we find out he's got a "my best friends are gay" defense, should he get a pass for trotting out the Federal Marriage Act to sully the constitution, as simply the routine behavior of a politician at 30% in the poll trying to save the House for Denny Hastert?

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